Ruaha is Tanzania's second biggest National Park. Created in 1964 and covering 10.300 sq. km, it lies in the centre of the country, just west of the Iringa highlands.
It takes its name from the great Ruaha River, which flows through the Park, creating spectacular gorges. The river is the home of hippos, crocodilles, water buffalo, red buffalo, water buck and reed buck.
In our photo gallery you will find some more pictures of the park.
About Ruaha National Park
Size: 10,300 km2 (3,980 sq miles), Tanzania's 2nd biggest park.
Location: Central Tanzania, 128km (80 miles) west of Iringa.
Scheduled and/or charter flights from Dar es Salaam, Selous, Serengeti, Arusha, Iringa and Mbeya. Year-round road access through Iringa from Dar es Salaam (about 10 hours) via Mikumi
or from Arusha via Dodoma.
What to do
Day walks or hiking safaris through untouched bush. Stone age ruins at Isimila, 15km from Iringa town, one of Africa's most important historical sites .
For predators and large mammals, dry season (mid-May-December); bird-watching, lush scenery and wildflowers, wet season (January-April). The male greater kudu is most visible
in June during the breeding season.